Yu Okamura

Yu Okamura

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Yu Okamura is a member of the Antitrust / Competition and Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked at a number of other well-known law firms in Japan.

Practice Focus

Yu has extensive experience advising clients on multijurisdictional merger control matters for M&A transactions. He is also experienced in handling international cartel matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented clients in a wide variety of industries — including the automotive, semiconductor, energy and pharmaceuticals industries — in multijurisdictional merger fillings.

  • Conducted internal investigations and represented clients in international cartel investigations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • Japan (2009)


  • University of California, Berkeley (LLM) (2018)
  • University of Tokyo Graduate School for Law and Politics (JD) (2006)
  • Keio University Faculty of Law (LLB) (2004)


Author, Sexual harassments and abuses of authority and countermeasures against them in retail business, Food Business, The Shogyokai Publishing Co.,Ltd., May 2015

Author, Points of personal information management for retail stores, The Commercial World, The Shogyokai Publishing Co.,Ltd., November 2014

Author, The latest trend of the revision of the Civil Code and its impacts on companies II (1) - (7), Business Practice, NJ Publishing, January to July 2013


Presenter, The summary of interim proposal for the revision of the Civil Code and its impacts on industries, Financial Management Forums, Inc. (Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai), May 2013

Presenter, Compliance Seminar – Effective training methods and concrete examples, Dai-Ichi Hoki Co, Ltd., December 2012